mac apps Stories May 31, 2016

Finding the ideal OS X workflow can be hard work, but the World Class Mac Bundle at 9to5Toys Specials should help. The bundle offers eight high quality apps for just $30. Enter coupon code “MAC5” and save $5 to $25 for the whole bundle.

The headliners include Hype, a slick design studio for creating web content with HTML5, while Data Rescue is the gold standard when it comes to restoring files that seemed gone forever. Freeway Pro allows anyone to build beautiful websites without code, and Painter Essentials provides artists with a versatile digital canvas.

Dropzone provides drag-and-drop access to actions and folders from your menu bar, while iStat Menus provides comprehensive data on how your Mac is operating. The bundle also includes the powerful image manager Xee, along with uBar, which replaces the OS X dock with something more familiar for Windows users.

Worth over $400 put together, you can currently now save over 90% on this line-up — and enter coupon code “MAC5” for another $5 off.

mac apps Stories April 25, 2016

Now is your last chance to get something done before the vacation season, and the Spring 2016 Mac Bundle should help you do it. You can currently pay what you want for 13 premium apps via 9to5Toys Specials.

The line-up includes Owlet, an intuitive app for giving your 3D models a photo-realistic finish, and Flux 6, which lets you build beautiful responsive websites with drag-and-drop controls. AfterShot Pro 2 is a speedy alternative to Lightroom, with non-destructive RAW photo editing and organization.

You can watch for suspicious activity on your Mac via Hands Off!, while FoldersSynchronizer 4 offers scheduled backups, and Screens 3 gives you remote desktop control. AllMyMusic can record audio from over 500 streaming sites, and iClip is a great clipboard manager. FilePane adds custom drag-and-drop functionality to your setup, and Pomodoro Time Pro keeps you working.

The bundle also includes photo editor Emulsion App, full-featured code editor skEdit 4, and Markdown previewer Marked 2. To get the deal, simply name your price on these last three apps, beating the average price paid to unlock the full bundle.

mac apps Stories April 15, 2016

It has been a while since Apple added anything major to OS X, but you can instantly upgrade your Mac with these great apps. Through 9to5Toys Specials, you can currently grab mind-mapping tool Scapple for $9, music converter STAMP Premium for $5, and the intuitive sticky notes of Ghostnote for $7.

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in the App Store, Scapple is the ideal workflow for organizing your thoughts. You can quickly note down ideas by double-clicking anywhere on the canvas, before tracing lines to join them up. Notes can be grouped together in shapes, and the app offers nice sharing features. Download it now to save 40% on the regular price.

STAMP Premium (pictured, top) lets you transfer your carefully curated music playlists between Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Rdio, YouTube, and Deezer. You can also import CSV lists, and the app will track down each song automatically. Save yourself hours by downloading this app now at half price.

Unlike the Stickies app on OS X, Ghostnote for Mac lets you contextualize notes by linking them with files or apps. Described as “amazingly useful” by Lifehacker, Ghostnote also lets you set up keyboard shortcuts, run your own scripts, and export notes as RTF files. Get it now to save 30% on the usual price.

mac apps Stories March 8, 2016

Drive Genius 4 the award-winning app for maintaining & repairing your Mac: $40 (Orig. $100)

Your Mac’s hard drive is where much of your digital life is stored. The award-winning Drive Genius 4 is designed to keep it running smoothly and repair any mishaps. You can now get it at 9to5Toys Specials for $39.99 ($60 off).

With so many files to keep in order, it isn’t surprising that OS X misplaces stuff once in a while. Drive Genius lets you repair those file errors and weed out duplicates to improve performance, all while looking out for any future hiccups. This includes assessing hardware health and checking for corrupted files, and it alerts you to anything it finds.

mac apps Stories March 2, 2016

Popular image editing and manipulation developer Macphun is teaming up with 9to5Toys to offer an exclusive deal on one of its pro apps. Regular $59.99, 9to5Toys users can now get Intensify CK on Mac for just $39.99 (this link will add it directly to your cart with the exclusive discount applied). This is the best individual price we have tracked on the CK (Pro) version. Not to be confused with the standard Intensify app found on the Mac App Store for $14.99, this is the Creative Kit integrated pro version with a deeper level of control and options.

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mac apps Stories February 4, 2016

Leawo Software makes a range of great media tools for Mac, and through 9to5Toys Specials, you can currently name your price on five apps. The Bundle includes utilities for converting videos and organizing your music, worth $150 put together. If you want all the apps, the current cost is $8 but that is rising.

On the audio side, Tunes Cleaner is designed to clean up your iTunes library. It can help you weed out duplicates, find missing artwork, and edit tags and titles. Music Recorder lets you create tracks of your own, with complete control over bit-rate and file format, with editing options and the ability to add artwork, tags and titles. You capture the best of online video with YouTube Downloader, while DVD Ripper lets you digitize even region-locked disks and convert 2D video into 3D. Finally, you can transfer your movies into numerous different formats with Video Converter.

To take advantage of the deal, pay whatever you like for Music Recorder, beating the average price (currently at $8) paid to unlock the full bundle.

mac apps Stories January 26, 2016

There are some things that your Mac just can’t do without a little help. The Mac Utilities Bundle of eight apps lets you recover, convert and transfer files with ease, and you can pay what you like for it via 9to5Toys Specialscurrently $5 but rising.

The line-up includes Data Recovery for Mac, an app that lets you restore data from any drive or memory card, whether it has been deleted, formatted, or simply made inaccessible. Lab.Fone offers a similar service for Android phones, while Android SMS + Contacts Recovery allows you to retrieve important information quickly. For everyday use, Android Assistant helps you to back up your phone and manage your contacts, while Mobile Transfer makes it easy to bring all your data across to a new handset. Back on your Mac, you can drop files into PDF Creator Pro and PDF Converter Pro in order to convert them instantly to versatile PDFs, and ePub Converter turns documents into ebooks.

These apps are worth a combined total of $392; to take advantage of this deal, name your price on Mobile Transfer and Android Assistant, beating the average price paid to unlock the full bundle.

mac apps Stories January 22, 2016

You can improve almost every aspect of your OS X workflow with the right apps — which is exactly what the 2016 Mac Bundle delivers. It features 12 high-quality apps, and you name the price via 9to5Toys Specials. If you want all the apps, the current cost is $12 but that is rising!

The lineup includes RapidWeaver 6, which lets you create a website using stylish templates and WYSIWYG editing. You can create flipbooks and brochures with similar ease through Flip PDF for Mac, and compose your words in a distraction-free environment via Markdown editor, Focused. On the media front, Mac Blu-ray Player plays movies on disk at top quality, while Airy YouTube Downloader lets you save videos in multiple sizes and formats, and Elmedia Player PRO for Mac is the ultimate video-watching box of tricks. For audio, you get two great equalizer apps: Hear, and Boom 2. For security, Elite Keylogger Pro keeps watch over your computer, and CleanExit erases data for good. You also get Disk Expert for keeping your hard drives tidy, and the 3-in-1 utility, Unclutter.

To get the deal, pay whatever you like for the last three apps mentioned above, beating the average price (currently at $12) paid to unlock the full deal.

mac apps Stories December 11, 2015

expiredHome Designer 3D for iOS/Mac goes free for the first time, GOLD version $1 (Reg. up to $10)

The popular Home Designer 3D iOS apps combine for a 4+ star rating from tens of thousands of reviewers, and today prices have bottomed out on the App Store. Home Design 3D is now available for free for the very first time, after hovering around $5 or so for years. We are also seeing the premium version: Home Design 3D GOLD (includes all paid add-ons) for just $1, down from its usual $9.99. This is matching the lowest we have seen the GOLD version go for. In fact, even the Mac version went free for the very first time today.

These apps have more than 20 million users worldwide and were featured as part of Apple’s Best of App Store lists. Head below for more details:

mac apps Stories November 18, 2015

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If you are in the mood for deals, the Black Friday Mac Bundle should catch your eye. It offers ten premium productivity apps (worth $533) for $34.99 via 9to5Toys Specials, just enter coupon code “9TO5BFMB” at checkout to drop the price.

The lineup includes big names and little gems. DaisyDisk lets you identify which files are causing clutter, while the award-winning Drive Genius 4 helps you maintain and repair your system. The combination of PDF Pen 7 and Prizmo 3 allows you to author and scan documents with minimal fuss, and BusyContacts (from the team behind BusyCal) is a great little address book app. In terms of media, AfterShot Pro 2 offers high quality RAW conversion and photo editing, while MotionComposer is great for creating interactive HTML5 and Flash content for the web. Mixtape Pro is a powerful audio workstation, and MacX DVD Ripper can make your movies more accessible. Finally, Dropzone 3 offers quick drag-and-drop access to the folders and actions you use regularly.

To grab the deal, head for 9to5Toys Specials and save yourself 92% on this sweet setup — and get an extra $5 off with the exclusive coupon code “9TO5BFMB”.

Into other Bundles? Check out the MacHeist $15 Hall of Fame Bundle and the $20 BundleHunt 10/30 bundle.

mac apps Stories September 16, 2015

expiredThe Mega Mac 2015 Bundle, 15 solid Apps including MacBooster 2, Disk Drill Pro & More: $25 (Orig. $564)

The easiest way to give your Apple machine a productivity-enhancing makeover is with the Mega Mac 2015 Bundle. It includes 15 great apps, and 9to5Toys Specials has it for $25, use coupon code 9to5bundle at checkout to receive an additional $5 off.

The quality in this bundle is superb, with apps such as Autodesk’s photo editor Pixlr Pro, and data recovery app Disk Drill Pro, leading the way. Sticky Password stores your logins securely, and Spotdox offers remote access to documents on your Mac. There is more photography styling available through HDR Darkroom and Deep Dreamer, while Fetching saves your browser history to create a searchable library of visited sites. You can also tackle your inbox with Kiwi for Gmail and Email Archiver Pro, upgrade from TextEdit with FoldingText, and get the latest news on your desktop via Breaking for Mac. Commander One PRO offers fast app switching, and Macbooster keeps your Mac running smoothly, while My Net and PrivacyScan maintain security.

mac apps Stories September 9, 2015

If you’re serious about writing, Scrivener is a great investment. Used by many bestselling authors, this wordsmith’s toolbox is currently $19.50 for Mac, and $19.50 for PC via 9to5Toys Specials.

Unlike your regular office suite, Scrivener is set up for long-form and creative writing. Along with the “snapshots” feature — each major version of your draft can be restored — the app features a storyboard tool, and a database for collecting relevant notes.

An outliner tool is also included to help you shape your narrative, and you can place research documents in floating windows for easy reference. Scriptwriting is made smoother thanks to the custom formatting options, and the clean full-screen mode is great for staying focused. The desktop app syncs with the mobile versions of Scrivener, too.

The deal takes 57% off the regular price of the Mac version, while PC users get 51% off.

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mac apps Stories September 8, 2015

TextExpander 5 for Mac: $24 (Orig. $45)

Turning a few characters into a whole paragraph is the time-saving function of TextExpander 5. You can download it now via 9to5Toys Specials for $24.

mac apps Stories August 26, 2015

You can never have too many high quality apps, and the Supercharge Your Mac Bundle offers nine of the best for $40 at 9to5Toys Specials.

Between them, these apps cover website building, photo editing, task management, file organization, and plenty more. All of them are highly rated, and they take advantage of 64-bit architecture to complete tasks at speed. Here is the full line-up:

  • Flux V5.5 ($109) – create beautiful HTML5 without code
  • Pagico ($50) – task management with note keeping, contact organization, and more
  • DeltaWalker Pro ($59.99) – save space and stay organized by deleting duplicates, merging files, and syncing folders
  • Emulsion ($49.99) – manage photos and edit with advanced tools, e.g. filters, spot healing
  • SpotDox Pro 3-year subscription ($72) – access files on your Mac remotely from any device
  • HydraPro ($99) – control contrast with realistic HDR image processing
  • MotionComposer ($29) – design interactive animations for desktop and mobile devices
  • PulpMotion ($49) – elegant drag-and-drop slideshows from videos and photos
  • DiscLabel ($36): easily create pro-quality CD/DVD labels

In total, these apps would normally cost $554, so this bundle takes 92% off. You also get instant access, so you can start downloading your way to a better Mac straight away.

mac apps Stories August 6, 2015

Investing in great efficiency apps is a guaranteed way to improve your workflow. Right now, you can pay what you want for ten of the best productivity-enhancing apps around, with the Mac Power User Bundle at 9to5Toys Specials.

The bundle combines big-name utilities and little gems to help you get things done. The highlights include Stuffit Deluxe, RapidWeaver, CrossOver and BusyCal, all names that have built up loyal fanbases over the years. The less well-known apps are all high quality, too. WALTR caused a splash by making it easy to convert media into iOS-compatible formats. Scapple is a nice mind-mapping tool, and you get a one-year subscription to RoboForm password manager. In total, it is $383 worth of premium apps.

  • Screens ($29.99) – user-friendly VNC for securely accessing your desktop from anywhere
  • Find Any File ($7.99) – drill down to files faster than with Spotlight
  • StuffIt Deluxe 16 for Mac ($49.99) – simple file compression with advanced options
  • RapidWeaver 6 ($89.99) – build beautiful, highly customizable websites with or without code
  • CrossOver 14 Mac ($59.95) – run Windows programs (incl. games) in a window on your Mac
  • BusyCal ($49.99) – calendar app with smart filters, live forecasts, and to-do items
  • WinZip 4 Mac ($29.95) – lightweight file minimizer
  • WALTR ($29.95) – drag-and-drop video/audio conversion to iOS-playable formats
  • RoboForm Everywhere: 1-Year Subscription ($19.95) – cross-platform password manager
  • Scapple ($14.99) – full-featured mind-mapping tool

To grab the deal, pay what you want for the first two apps; beat the average price paid to unlock the full bundle.

mac apps Stories July 29, 2015

Your Mac’s hard drive is where much of your digital life is stored. The award-winning Drive Genius 4 is designed to keep it running smoothly and repair any mishaps. You can currently get it at 9to5Toys Specials for $50.

With so many files to keep in order, it isn’t surprising that OS X misplaces stuff once in a while. Drive Genius lets you repair those file errors and weed out duplicates to improve performance, all while looking out for any future hiccups. This includes assessing hardware health and checking for corrupted files, and it alerts you to anything it finds.

You can also use the app to create a bootable secondary hard drive for emergency use, and customize the appearance of drives and folders for easier recognition. Drive Genius offers the features of apps twice its price (I’m looking at you, DiskWarrior), and it is standard issue for Apple Geniuses.

  • Optimize and speed up your Mac for maximum performance
  • Alerts you to problems before they escalate into major issues
  • Find large files and duplicates; delete ones you don’t need
  • Set custom icons to make drive identification easier
  • Check for hardware related problems
  • BootWell feature lets you create a bootable secondary drive for easy repairs
  • Check for possible file and folder corruption to prevent data loss
  • Repair most kinds of logical file and folder errors

Order Drive Genius now to grab 49% off the standard price.

Bonus deals: 9to5Toys Specials currently has 59% off Wondershare PDFelement, a full-featured OCR app, and 86% off  NetSpot Pro, which lets you optimize your Wi-Fi networks.

mac apps Stories June 30, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: FX Photo Studio for Mac $2 (Reg. $10), I Gladiator goes free (Reg. $3), more iOS freebies

Update (6/30 1:30pm):

In today’s best game/app deals, Macphun’s popular FX Photo Studio app has dropped to $1.99 today for Mac. It is regularly listed for $10, and has been as high as $15 in the past. Today’s deal is matching the lowest price we have seen the app go for on the Mac App Store. You can find out more about the app in our full review.

Combine and layer any of the 173 effects and dozens of photo borders to create the perfect looking image. A completely customizable interface allows you to preview each effect, compare original and resulting images, label favorites and even save combinations of effects as presets.

Summertime tends to be the best for Mac game deals. The Mac Game Store has its Summer Sale in full swing right now with deep disocunts on a number of popular titles.

Below you’ll find the rest of today’s best Mac/iOS deals including I, Gladiator: FREE (Reg. $3), ShakeItPhoto: $1 (Reg. $2), myWOD — All-in-One WOD Log for Crossfit Style Workouts: $2 (Reg. $4) and many more:

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

mac apps Stories May 11, 2015

9to5Toys Specials currently has the ‘Spring Clean’ Mac Bundle for $10. It includes 7 apps to freshen up your Mac. These apps get great reviews on the Mac App Store:

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With daily usage, any computer can start to slow down under the weight of unused apps, detected duplicates, and giant uncompressed files. This bundle is designed to help with cleaning out all of the unnecessary junk. The hard drive is where most of it lurks, so you get three apps (Disk Expert, Disk Inspector and ClearDisk) to see what is taking up room and facilitate its removal. Duplicates Expert roots out unnecessary clones, while App Uninstaller gets rid of unwanted software. You also get Boost & Memory to remove cached RAM, and Funter lets you see all the files OS X likes to hide.

  • Disk Expert
  • Duplicates Expert
  • ClearDisk
  • Disk Inspector
  • App Uninstaller
  • Boost & Memory
  • Funter

Grab these apps for 72% off their standard price here.

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